Tibard, which supplies and rents chefs uniforms and workwear, has launched a new online e-commerce facility for colleges.
The ‘Tibard College Store’ is a digital e-commerce solution for UK education providers. It allows students to purchase equipment and branded uniforms for their designated college, online.
Launched as a trial in September last year with 11 colleges, the e-shop is now available to vocational education providers and colleges nationally. The project was initiated by Tibard’s sales manager, Steve Hughes, after he identified the need for an online solution in the marketplace.
The store is the first of its kind to be brought to market and brings an improved digital platform to replace the out-dated and time consuming manual process that was previously used by colleges.
Each education provider can create ‘packs’ for students at each level of their studies in a variety of disciplines. On average, students who have taken part in the initial Tibard College Store trial are said to have saved between 15 and 25% in overall costs.
The store is the second digital investment for the company in the last 12 months, having previously launched an e-commerce website. The new site is personalised and branded for each college, with all information stored behind a secure log in. Colleges can pre-set the required branding of items that their students need, with personalisation available on many items too.